There’s no question about it: Dominican Republic is a top destination in the world for a romantic honeymoon or getaway, and it’s easy to see why. With stunning beaches, pristine nature and a rich local culture, adventure awaits every type of honeymooner.
Curious what your getaway for two in Dominican Republic could look like? Here are five activities that are certain to send sparks flying!
1. Learn to cook a Dominican meal.
If food is the way to your heart, share a one-of-a-kind culinary experience with your new spouse in the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Santo Domingo.
Dominican cuisine is varied and delicious, featuring an abundance of fresh fruits and unique local ingredients like plantains, cassava, passion fruit and tamarind. Whether you’re whipping up a traditional bandera dominicana made with rice, stewed chicken or beef and beans or a rich dessert with tropical fruits, you’re certain to find a Dominican recipe for every palette. And you’ll bring home a new skill to boot!
Not planning a visit to Santo Domingo? Have no fear, check with your concierge about on-site or off-site cooking classes!
2. Walk on the beach at sunset.
Extend your beach day into a romantic evening with a sunset stroll. Let your bare feet sink into soft white sand as you walk hand-in-hand into the gentle breeze.
Every Dominican sunset is different, depending on where you are in the country. Catch one of the most stunning sunsets at Playa Cosón or Bahía de las Águilas, which has been named the most beautiful beach in the country.
3. Soar to new heights together.
If you prefer sunrises to sunsets, plan a pre-dawn adventure in a hot air balloon over Punta Cana. Soar high above the countryside and the coast for sprawling views with a picture-perfect pastel sunrise in the background. Fun fact, Punta Cana is the only place in the Caribbean offering this thrilling adventure. Learn more here.
Need more adrenaline for your high-flying romantic adventure? Experience a birds-eye view of the lush, mountainous landscape in the center of the country. Outfitters in Jarabacoa and Constanza offer paragliding excursions complete with all the equipment and transportation you need. Launch over the valley below and share breathtaking aerial views from thousands of feet in the air.
4. Take a dancing lesson.
The sounds of energetic merengue music and slow, sensual bachata ballads are ubiquitous around Dominican Republic, and the local music might just inspire you to bust a move.
Learn a new style of dance together with private lessons for a romantic experience that’s guaranteed to bring you close together. If formal classes aren’t your style, head out for a night at a Dominican dancehall and let the music move you.
Even if you don’t make it to the dancehall, don’t be shy about moving to the music: Dominicans love to dance everywhere, from the clubs to the parks and public spaces.
You certainly don’t need to speak Spanish to have an incredible experience in Dominican Republic, but we promise it will be more fun not only in-country, but at home! Aside from learning helpful new phrases and vocabulary, what could be more romantic than learning a Romance language together? Check with your hotel about on-property classes or make friends with a local!
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